Warning to KDE users…

I have p.masked dbus .91/.92 in Portage.  So what does that mean?  For Gnomies, nothing, just another version, but for KDE users, your desktop… well, if you unmask it, I am not cleaning up after you 🙂  Seriously, the qt3 bindings are a backport and well, they have changed quite a bit, and as far as I can tell are as unmaintained as the qt3 bindings that were in CVS and upstream doesn’t support them.  Sorry.  Seriously, I am, I really wish it wasn’t this way, because it holds up Gnome waiting for someone to pick up the slack of KDE.  So, if you use any apps that use qt3 D-Bus bindings, please, check your package.unmask file and make sure you aren’t unmasking dbus.  It will save you a lot of trouble.  Now, if you are one of those qt4 people (why I wouldn’t know, but apparently there are people who dig KDE… 😉 )  you can now compile qt4’s dbus bindings because they *should* compile against dbus .91/.92.  I am working on an upgrade guide, but I am also attempting to move the Gentopia stuff from gentooexperimental.org over to overlays.gentoo.org, so it isn’t a priority – at least, not yet.

That is all.


One Response to Warning to KDE users…

  1. Anonymous says:

    How about showing us KDE users some love by fixing the dependencies of nm-applet so that the entire Gnome stack isn’t required. Even the Ubuntu dudes don’t hate us that much:

    Depends: libatk1.0-0 (>= 1.29.3), libc6 (>= 2.4), libcairo2 (>= 1.2.4), libdbus-1-3 (>= 1.0.2), libdbus-glib-1-2
    (>= 0.78), libfontconfig1 (>= 2.8.0), libfreetype6 (>= 2.2.1), libgconf2-4 (>= 2.27.0), libglade2-0 (>=
    1:2.6.1), libglib2.0-0 (>= 2.18.0), libgnome-bluetooth7 (>= 2.27.8), libgnome-keyring0 (>= 2.20.3),
    libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.16.0), libnm-glib2 (>= 0.8~rc2~git.20091229t135236.302e62d), libnm-util1 (>=
    0.8~a~git.20090930t162132.866d48b), libnotify1 (>= 0.4.5), libnotify1-gtk2.10, libpango1.0-0 (>= 1.14.0),
    libxml2 (>= 2.6.27), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4), gconf2 (>= 2.10.1-2), network-manager (>= 0.8~rc2), gksu,
    mobile-broadband-provider-info (>= 20090622)

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